One day years ago we had a patron come to our shop to pick up a giclee reproduction of one of Bill’s paintings. They brought friends with them — who were not the least bit interested in art —- but were very interested in gardens. Thus —- they wanted to see my garden.
I didn’t think much about it — but walked back to the garden with them. They asked me a lot of questions and finally they told me, ” Theresa, you’re a wealth of information!”
I remember thinking to myself — “It’s just gardening — anyone can do it.”
After starting TMG I altered my thinking just a tad. Now I think —- “It’s just gardening — anyone can do it —- if they get away from all the hype and ‘marketing’.”
The other way I have altered my thinking is in the realization that I really do know a lot more than most gardeners. That’s because out of necessity I’ve tried lots of things over the years that go against the conventional way —- thus I have a lot more experience knowing what works and what doesn’t.
A Reader Comments
Sandra (friend and reader) told me in a comment this morning that her garden has doubled in productivity since she started reading TMG. (She found my site in February of 2012 — so that’s only one season of gardening and she’s already doubled her productivity!)
If you’re new to gardening like Laura (a new reader) — I want you to know that you can be just as much a success in gardening as Sandra is.
Sandra’s Key to Success
Sandra’s key to success was her willingness to see what she was doing wrong and then change. Her eagerness to learn and then take action on what she learned is why her productivity doubled!
Gave Me Ideas for Future Posts
When I hear of my readers’ successes it makes me even more excited about my own garden.
I must confess that Sandra pushed me over the edge this morning with her great news about doubling her productivity. All of a sudden, my brain was flooded with numerous ideas for future posts like
- keeping strawberries disease free without buying new ones every 3 to 4 years;
- why use the soil you have rather than purchased “soil”;
- more information on onions;
- review of new lettuce varieties;
- how YOUR garden affects your child’s future
- “snack patches” in the garden
- strategies for drastic situations
- saving seed for crops specifically adapted to your garden
Let me know if you’d like me to write posts on certain topics.
I hope you are as excited as I am about the coming season! I’m working on it being the best ever!
Organic Gardening is easy, effective, efficient —- and its a lot healthier.
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